Paravertebral block versus thoracic epidural for patients undergoing thoracotomy
Editorial Group: Cochrane Anaesthesia Group
Published Online: 11 MAY 2011
Copyright © 2011 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
How to Cite
Yeung JHY, Gates S, Naidu BV, Leuwer M, Gao Smith F. Paravertebral block versus thoracic epidural for patients undergoing thoracotomy (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD009121. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009121.
- Publication Status: New
- Published Online: 11 MAY 2011
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
To compare the two regional techniques of thoracic epidural blockade (TEB) and paravertebral block (PVB) in adults undergoing elective thoracotomy with respect to:
- analgesic efficacy;
- the incidence of major complications (including mortality);
- the incidence of minor complications;
- length of hospital stay;
- cost effectiveness.